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Your Heartbeat May Soon Be Your Only Password

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http://innovationinsights.wired.com/insights/2014/06/heartbeat-may-soon-password/

 

The Nymi is a small, wearable device that uses electrocardiogram (ECG) to authenticate user identity. In effect, the Nymi turns a person’s own heartbeat into a unique key that can be used to unlock any conceivable device. 

Glazed, a conference on the business of wearable technology organized by Wearable World, attracts pioneers and luminaries in the wearable tech ecosystem. Wearable tech is currently lauded for its consumer applications, particularly in the realm of health and fitness tracking. But there is a whole other world of wearable tech applications that have profound implications for enterprise. For example, data security is a heavy burden for business. That is particularly true in today’s increasingly mobile, distributed workforce. As the recent Heartbleed debacle pointed out, password technology is deeply fallible. How can companies simultaneously keep their data safe and allow their employees anytime anywhere access to key systems and information?

 

I think this is a step in the right direction for tougher security. Truly puts that 'unique' aspect to your password. I'm going to be attending UofT in the fall and was excited when I saw this. 

 

What do you guys think is the best way to advance security?


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Welp, time to Metal Gear this shit.

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There has to be a way and people will find a way even if it involves heartbeat mimicry or outright dragging the schmuck like with eye scanners.


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heart transplant patients will hate this

or identity theft :P


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Remember when people got all excited over finger print scanning? It never worked properly.

 

Plus, what if I die? How to I log in to my computer then?


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Remember when people got all excited over finger print scanning? It never worked properly.

 

Plus, what if I die? How to I log in to my computer then?

thats good now you family wont find your kinky porn stash


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ive it generates a key you can copy and emulate said key, probably even from such a device in case of it getting stolen


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Wonderful. <_<


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This.. won't work for me..

Why? Oh... It's 'cause you're a frog and @Snickerzz is a horse. I CALL DISCRIMINATION! SHAME!!! FOR SHAME!!! We need to include our brethren that Mother Nature created along side us!!! BOOOOO!!! DISCRIMINATION!!! BOOO!!!


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Why? Oh... It's 'cause you're a frog and @Snickerzz is a horse. I CALL DISCRIMINATION! SHAME!!! FOR SHAME!!! We need to include our brethren that Mother Nature created along side us!!! BOOOOO!!! DISCRIMINATION!!! BOOO!!!

Lol, it's because my heart beat doesn't have any real pattern, it's just random sporadic beating.


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Lol, it's because my heart beat doesn't have any real pattern, it's just random sporadic beating.

Oh... So, you're not a frog. Damn, I was going to ask if you knew the Battletoads or not.

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What in the fu...

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So what about people who suffer from heart conditions? They happen to get a heart palpitation or an arrhythmia and they get locked out of their computer. Makes total sense ;) .


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I doubt this would ever work, people can speed up or slow down their heart beat, it isn't unique to an individual like a thumb print


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This is dumb.

 

Your heartbeat isn't always beating at the same rate, depending on circumstances it could beat faster or slower. I'll stick to easy to remember passwords for my main stuff and pass phrases for things that need to be more secure.


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Why? Oh... It's 'cause you're a frog and @Snickerzz is a horse. I CALL DISCRIMINATION! SHAME!!! FOR SHAME!!! We need to include our brethren that Mother Nature created along side us!!! BOOOOO!!! DISCRIMINATION!!! BOOO!!!

no, i cant use this becuase the jockeys will burst my heart :c

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http://innovationinsights.wired.com/insights/2014/06/heartbeat-may-soon-password/

 

 

I think this is a step in the right direction for tougher security. Truly puts that 'unique' aspect to your password. I'm going to be attending UofT in the fall and was excited when I saw this. 

 

What do you guys think is the best way to advance security?

 

*Goes jogging*

 

*tries to access the exercise app on his phone*

 

"your heartbeat does not match the one that is on record"


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Okay so let's assume that they have a way to recognize your heart beats even if it's beating faster. It is still a terrible idea for the same reason why finger print readers are a bad idea.

You can't change the password. Did someone somehow obtain your heart beat pattern (this might be very easy in the future, and easy to emulate it as well)? Well sucks to be you, you can't change it.

It's the same thing with finger print readers, except with finger prints you are literally leaving your password on every single thing you touches.

 

It would only be a decent idea if you use it as your account name (not password), or if you used it in 2 step verification.

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Lol, human heartbeat isn't regular. How do they plan on doing that? plus, heartrate is basically a number, thousands of people will have the same heartrate, or at least they will have it in the couple of seconds the device takes to read it. This will and should fail.


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*Goes jogging*

 

*tries to access the exercise app on his phone*

 

"your heartbeat does not match the one that is on record"

 

That's my worry, does a heartbeat vary with age too? 

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